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The Five Minutes Yoga Practice

[vc_row][vc_column][mkdf_section_title title="Articles by Stuart Stark" title_color="#730073" title_text_transform="none" title_text_align="left" margin_bottom="" title_size=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][vc_single_image image="5255" img_size="large"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]If I only have five minutes for my yoga practice, what should I do? December 2020 Within our yoga practice we know the benefits of an active practice that can improve our strength, flexibility and balance abilities, and though Western society tends to place less value on learning how to relax, it should not be underestimated. Many years ago during a workshop taught by a senior Iyengar instructor we were asked “According to Mr. Iyengar, what is the most challenging of all of the Asanas?”. I first thought of something like an ankle behind your head type of pose, but everyone else in the room responded in one voice and said “Savasana”. Like with any...

Cultivate Creativity

[vc_row][vc_column][mkdf_section_title title="Articles by Denise Jones" title_color="#730073" title_text_transform="none" title_text_align="left" margin_bottom="" title_size=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="18px"][vc_single_image image="6076" img_size="full"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Cultivate Creativity, August 2021 “Yoga releases the creative potential of Life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar The ability to think of something new or a new way of doing something that has value. This is creativity. Creativity can be further described as thinking outside of the box and viewing or creating things in ways that are unexpected. It can be applied to ideas, solutions, theories, music, or physical objects (art, written works, inventions). We are all born creative beings, but as we get older, we adopt patterns that make us less creative. Creativity is more likely to flourish when our whole brain is active (not just the right brain) and when long-term memory and critical...

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